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Oct. 5, 2021 VB: Burns, Simko Pace Clarion Win at ACV; C-L Beats Redbank; Union City, Maplewood Win

Payton Simko had 10 kills in Clarion's win at A-C Valley. Photo by Nathan Girvan

FOXBURG, Pa. – Korrin Burns and Payton Simko combined for 32 kills to lead Clarion to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-12, 25-12) road sweep of A-C Valley.

Burns led the Lady Cats, who played without outside hitter Aryana Girvan, with 22 kills while adding six digs and two aces, while Simko had 10 kills and two digs.

Jordan Best led Clarion’s defense with 12 digs, while Noel Anthony ran the offense with 31 set assists. Best also had a team-best four aces.

Meah Ielase paced A-C Valley with seven kills with Paige Klingler adding four kills. Lexi Ruckdeschel had 11 digs to pace the Lady Falcons defense with Mackenzie Parks adding eight digs. Jenna Stefanacci had six set assists.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 3, REDBANK VALLEY 1

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Using a balanced offensive attack, Clarion-Limestone continued its strong play under first-year head Ryan Troupe with a 3-1 (25-16, 25-21, 18-25, 25-21) win at Redbank Valley.

Celia Shaffer led the Lady Lions with six kills with Brooke Keesler added five kills.

Alivia Huffman paced Redbank Valley with eight kills while Caylen Rearick had 24 digs and Lilly Shaffer, Carlie Rupp, and Abby Young 10 digs each.

Lilly Shaffer ran the offense for the Lady Bulldogs with 10 set assists.

VILLA MARIA 3, FORT LEBOEUF 1

WATEFORD, Pa. – Karlee Kieklak and Karlee Berchtold combined for 31 kills, eight digs, and eight aces to lead visiting Villa Maria to a 3-1 (25-16, 18-25, 25-19, 26-24) win over Fort LeBoeuf.

Kieklak led the Victors with 17 kills, three digs, and three aces with Berchtold adding 14 kills, five digs, and five aces.

Maddie Parks added seven kills, three aces, two blocks, and a dig for Villa Maria, Bella Taraski chipped in five kills, and Kasey Smith had four kills and two aces.

Sienna Dauer (22 set assists) and Willa Regal (16 set assists) ran the offense for the Victors.

Lauren Dahn had 12 kills and seven digs for Fort LeBoeuf with Chloe Rossi added 11 kills and six digs.

Also for the Bison, Audrey Friedman had 11 kills and five digs, Katie Proctor added 10 digs, and Becky Whitman six digs.

Kerringten Wasiulewski ran the offense for Fort LeBoeuf with 34 set assists and added 13 digs.

DUBOIS 3, ST. MARYS 1

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Bella Gregory had 10 kills to help visiting DuBois overcome a slow start to beat St. Marys, 3-1 (20-25, 25-13, 25-14, 25-15).

Kenda Cowan added eight kills and two blocks for the Lady Beavers with Emma Delp chipping in six kills and three aces.

Gabby Gulvas paced the DuBois defense with 14 digs, and Emily Snyder Eden Galiczynski combined for 36 set assists.

Lindsey Reiter paced St. Marys with 10 kills with Holly Anthony adding seven kills. Rylee Nicklas ran the offense for the Lady Dutch with 13 set assists.

KANE 3, SHEFFIELD 2

KANE, Pa. – Mackenzie Blankenship had 12 kills and two blocks to help Kane rally from a 2-0 hole to beat visiting Sheffield, 3-2 (22-25, 13-25, 25-12, 25-14, 15-11).

Myka Costanzo was spot on from the service line going a perfect 24 of 24 with six aces, and Kane was 87 of 89 serving as a team with 15 aces. Costanzo also had 19 digs.

Arabia Haight added 11 digs and nine set assists with Jayna Johnson recording 16 set assists and Cora Jekielek and Maya Smith also contributing 11 digs apiece.

Kassidy Orinko led Sheffield with 19 kills, 18 digs, seven aces, and six blocks with Emily Foster chipping in eight kills and 18 digs, and Lynzie Grubbs chipped in seven kills and three blocks.

Kadence Steffance ran the offense for Sheffield with 35 set assists and also had 22 digs.

NORTH CLARION 3, FOREST AREA 0

TIONESTA, Pa. – Brenna Thompson and Amya Green each had five kills to help visiting North Clarion sweep Forest Area, 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-10), at West Forest.

Sarah Aaron helped run the offense for the She-Wolves with seven set assists.

Izzy Flick had three aces and three kills for Forest Area with Olivia Thompson adding two kills and an ace.

UNION CITY 3, MERCYHURST PREP 2

ERIE, Pa. – Emma Hopson had eight kills and 11 digs to help Union City overcome a slow start to beat Mercyhurst Prep, 3-2 (7-25, 25-19, 25-23, 21-25, 15-12), on the road.

Lucy Higley added six kills and nine digs for the Bears with Cathryn Reynolds coming up with 12 digs and Abby Tingley 30 digs.

Michayla Magee ran the offense for Union City with 19 set assists and added 11 digs.

Avery Ollinger had eight kills and 14 digs for Mercyhurst Prep with Addica Sperry adding seven kills and 14 digs. Olivia Kulyk and Anan Tranum each chipped in five kills for the Lakers with Kulyk also having 20 digs and five blocks.

Also for Mercyhurst Prep, Lexi DiFuccia added seven kills, nine digs, 10 blocks, and five aces, Jayne Seth had 18 digs, and Julia Seth added eight digs and 29 set assists.

MAPLEWOOD 3, LAKEVIEW 0

GUYS MILLS, Pa. – Sadie Thomas had 14 kills, 17 digs, and five aces to lead Maplewood to a 3-0 (25-23, 25-13, 28-26) win over visiting Lakeview at the Woodshed.

Elizabeth Hunter added 10 kills for the Tigers with Avery Brunot chipping in nine kills and McKenna Crawford 19 digs.

Bailey Varndell ran the offense for Maplewood with 33 set assists and added three kills and four aces.

OTTO-ELDRED 3, PORT ALLEGANY 0

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Strong overall performances from Brianna Silvis and Katie Sheeler helped Otto-Eldred sweep visiting Port Allegany, 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-14).

Silvis had six kills, 18 digs, and a block with Sheeler adding nine kills and 10 digs.

Also for the Lady Terrors, Carrie Drummond had six kills and four digs, and Brooke Close chipped in 13 digs and four aces.

Madeline Smith paced Port Allegany with eight kills, 21 digs, and two blocks.

ROCKY GROVE 3, KENNEDY CATHOLIC 0

SUGARCREEK BOROUGH, Pa. – Behind a balanced offensive effort, Rocky Grove rebounded from its first loss of the season to sweep past visiting Kennedy Catholic, 3-0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-17).

Abby Williams led Rocky Grove with five kills and 15 digs with Abby Case added four kills and four blocks and Courtney Clark four kills and 10 digs while running the offense with 21 set assists.

Also for the Orioles, Rylee Reed had three kills and seven digs, Devin Rhoades chipped in three aces and nine digs, and Paige Cresswell had three kills.

KEYSTONE 3, UNION 0

KNOX, Pa. – Leah Exley had eight kills to help Keystone top visiting Union, 3-0 (26-24, 25-16, 25-18).

Alyssa Weaver ran the offense for the Lady Panthers with 10 set assists while adding three aces, Kennedy Kayle controlled the defense with nine digs, and Jozee Weaver had five kills, four digs, and two aces.

Dominika Logue paced Union with five kills and two blocks, Hailey Kriebel had two kills, and Kennedy Vogle added eight digs.

MCDOWELL 3, GENERAL MCLANE 0

EDINBORO, Pa. – Macy Testa had 15 kills and Cassidy Cousins 14 kills, as McDowell made the short trip to Edinboro and beat General McLane, 3-0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-23).

Alyssa Radtke ran the Trojans offense with 30 set assists.

EISENHOWER 3, YOUNGSVILLE 1

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Paige Edwards and Kailee Morrison each had eight kills to lead Eisenhower past homestanding Youngsville, 3-1 (25-14, 25-19, 12-25, 28-26).

Lillian Smyth had seven blocks in the win for the Knights, while Rayna Hultman and Carly Christianson ran the offense. Hultman also had three aces.

Olivia Darling paced Youngsville with eight kills with Kenzie Olewine adding six kills and 12 digs. Samantha Wilhelm had 13 digs for the Eagles, while Dilyn Moore ran the offense with 10 set assists.

COUDERSPORT 3, SMETHPORT 1

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Ava Wahlers and Vanessa VanWhy combined for 23 kills to lead Coudersport to a 3-1 (25-10, 21-25, 25-21, 25-18) win at Smethport.

Wahlers led the Lady Falcons with 12 kills while adding three digs and two blocks, while VanWhy had 11 kills and an ace while getting to 22 balls on defense.

Sierra Myers also reached double digits in kills with 10 and added six aces.

Liz Frame ran the Coudersport offense with 32 set assists and chipped in two kills, two aces, and six digs.

Dani Nelson paced the Smethport offense with seven kills and added 11 digs with Kaylee Swanson had six kills, 13 digs, and two aces.

Also for the Lady Hubbers, Kaylee Fitzsimmons got to 46 balls on defense and added three aces, and Madi Faes had three aces, five digs, a kill, and 19 set assists.

CORRY 3, GIRARD 0

GIRARD, Pa. – Rachel Brady’s 18-kill performance helped Corry to a 3-0 win at Girard.

Kiran Bugbee ran the offense with 20 set assists while adding eight digs, and Tayler Elchynski paced the defense with 15 digs.

CRANBERRY 3, KARNS CITY 1

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Behind 15 kills and four digs from Ayanna Ferringer Cranberry went on the road and beat Karns City, 3-1 (25-23, 25-19, 22-25, 25-22).

Maria Anderson added seven kills, seven digs, and three aces with Mackenzie Karnes chipping in six kills, six digs, and eight blocks.

Brooke Hart also had eight kills for the Berries, Olivia Plummer added four digs and five aces, and Ashlynn Collins ran the offense with 27 set assists.

Ava Fox had 10 kills and 11 digs for Karns City with Ashley Fox adding five kills, 10 digs, and three set assists, and Emma Johns six kills, four digs, two aces, and 10 set assists.

Rosie Carden added five kills, 16 set assists, and three digs for the Lady Gremlins.

NORTHERN POTTER 3, AUSTIN 0

AUSTIN, Pa. – Molly Cady had six kills and three blocks to help visiting Northern Potter to a 3-0 (25-18, 25-8, 25-23) win over Austin.

Abbie Caddy added four kills, seven digs, two set assists, and two aces for NoPo with Rebecca Martin chipping in three digs, two set assists, three kills, and three blocks, and Justin David 10 aces, five digs, eight set assists, and a kill.

Jade Williams had five kills for Austin, which was without its starting setter and Right Side Hitter, while Ella Brewer had 15 digs. Isabella Reese had nine set assists and six digs.

GROVE CITY 3, WARREN 1

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City took care of visiting Warren in four sets, 3-1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-12, 25-18).

Katie Madigan led Warren with 16 kills, 11 digs, and three blocks with Kylue Fehlman adding 11 kills and three blocks and Carly Beers seven kills and nine digs.

Summer Lucks paced the Dragons defense with 19 digs, and Halee Mineweaser ran the offense with 24 set assists and chipped in six digs and two blocks.

Grove City stats weren’t available.

GREENVILLE 3, OIL CITY 0

OIL CITY, Pa. – Visiting Greenville swept Oil City, 3-0 (25-15, 26-24, 25-15).

Lillie Heise led Oil City with five kills with Jada Heeter adding four kills and three blocks.

Syd Svolos chipped in three kills and four aces with Emma Stahl having nine set assists.

Greenville stats weren’t available.

BELLEFONTE 3, CLEARFIELD 0

HYDE, Pa. – Despite 10 kills from Ruby Singleton, Clearfield fell at home to Bellefonte, 3-0 (25-20, 26-24, 25-16).

Hannah Glunt ran the offense for the Lady Bison with 16 set assists.

JUNIATA VALLEY 3, CURWENSVILLE 1

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Alyssa Bakaysa had eight kills, four blocks, and two aces, but it wasn’t enough as Curwensville lost 3-1 (25-11, 25-27, 25-15, 25-19) to visiting Juniata Valley.

Janessa Snyder added eight kills for the Lady Tide who also got four blocks from Lizzy Palmer and four aces from Rylee Wiggins.

Kaitlyn Hoover ran the offense for Curwensville with 16 set assists and also had three aces.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 3, BROCKWAY 0

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Tori Newton’s 12 kills helped Elk County Catholic to a 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-11) win over visiting Brockway.

Madison Marzullo and Maddie Bierley each added six kills for the Lady Crusaders, while Moira Stanish ran the offense with 17 set assists.

RIDGWAY 3, BROOKVILLE 2

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Ridgway rallied past Brookville, 3-2 (25-16, 23-25, 17-25, 25-11, 15-11), for a road win.

Julia Bailey led Brookville with 11 kills, while Emaa Venesky had 16 digs.

Ridgway stats weren’t available.

REYNOLDS 3, FRANKLIN 1

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Homestanding Reynolds won the final two sets played to beat Franklin, 3-1 (28-25, 23-25, 25-15, 25-13).

Haley Chiappini had 11 kills and six digs for Reynolds with Annie Loposky adding five aces and 17 digs.

Halyn Cawthorne ran the Raiders’ offense with 25 set assists while adding six kills and seven digs.

Kyla Hart had six kills for Franklin with Gabby LaJeunesse coming up with 31 digs, Sydney May with five set assists, and Jamie Blum two blocks.

HARBOR CREEK 3, FAIRVIEW 0

HARBOR CREEK, Pa. – A balanced offensive helped Harbor Creek to a 3-0 win over visiting Fairview.

Olivia Swinarski led the Huskies with seven kills with Anna Daley adding six kills, and Elena Cubero and Sam Zank five kills each.

Izzy Gray ran the offense for Harbor Creek with 26 set assists.

Julia Weindorf had eight digs for Fairview.

SHARPSVILLE 3, TITUSVILLE 0

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. – Sharpsville swept visiting Titusville, 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-15).

Ava Hartshorne had nine kills for Titusville with McKinley Vincent adding five kills. Kaelyn MacDonald ran the offense with 16 set assists.

Sharpsville stats weren’t available.

NORTH EAST 3, SENECA 1

NORTH EAST, Pa. – Cadence Jones had 19 kills to help North East to a 3-1 win over visiting Seneca.

Kayla Forsythe added eight kills, while Grace Sanfillipo had 36 set assists.

WEST MIDDLESEX 3, JAMESTOWN 1

JAMESTOWN, Pa. – Carlie Beatty had 13 kills and Kennedy Beatty eight kills and seven digs to help visiting West Middlesex to a 3-1 (25-19, 18-25, 25-14, 25-18) win over Jamestown.

Emily Anthony (10 digs, 10 set assists, 6 kills) and Alaina Bowers (7 kills, 17 digs, 6 aces) had all-around strong matches for the Big Red, while Caitlin Stephens ran the offense with 28 set assists.

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